Fresh Salmon Burgers in the Air Fryer

I grew up on salmon patties but using fresh salmon and cooking in the air fryer makes all the difference in the world. If made as directed, you don't even need an egg to combine. Serve on toasted buns with fixings of choice, such as mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onions, or cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 pound fresh salmon

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red chili flakes

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Remove any skin and pin bones from salmon, then chop into 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer 1/4 of the salmon pieces to a food processor. Place remaining salmon in a large bowl.

  2. Add mustard, mayonnaise, and lemon juice to the food processor. Pulse until a thick paste forms. Transfer mixture to the bowl with the remaining salmon. Mix in bread crumbs, scallions, and chili flakes until evenly combined.

  3. Form salmon mixture into 4 patties. Place on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick spray.

  5. Place burgers in the prepared basket and spray tops with nonstick spray. Cook for 8 minutes. Spray tops again and cook for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
11g Fat
16g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 356mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 573mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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